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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte had done relatively well in the first half of his term in pushing fiscal and other economic reforms as well as in stepping up infrastructure spending, but much still needs to be done in liberalizing the economy and overhauling an outdated tax structure, industry groups said in separate interviews last week.
THE PHILIPPINE agriculture sector has always been weighed down by low productivity and high production costs, because it has long lagged in adopting technology.
FARMERS said the government should focus on helping small farmers instead of imposing suggested retail price on rice, which they called a means for traders to take advantage of farmers.
FISHERFOLK can be taught to look after the environment while earning a livelihood with the proper instruction, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) said.
LANSON Place Hotel and Serviced Suites is set to open in the Philippines in 2022. This after SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) and Lanson Place Hospitality Management Ltd. (LPHM) recently signed a management agreement for the opening of Lanson Place within the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.
HOUSE of Investments Inc. (HI) has appointed banker Lorenzo V. Tan as its president and chief executive officer.
SUGAR production as of the fourth week of June was little changed, rising 0.02% year-on-year, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said.
THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has approved the feasibility study for the Mabilo project in Camarines Norte, according to mining and exploration company RTG Mining.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) rejected blame for the rice crisis of 2018, saying that the National Food Authority’s (NFA) inventory dropped because of its governing council’s refusal to import foreign grain.
POTATO FARMERS in Benguet reported double yield with the use of potato seeds from Canada, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
THE development of Alviera, Ayala Land Inc.’s (ALI) masterplanned estate in Porac, Pampanga, is picking up speed, with the opening of its country club.
A MODERN intermodal terminal in Parañaque City that will serve commuters between Metro Manila and nearby provinces plans to add more routes and services by year-end, according to Jason Torres, assistant vice president at Megawide Construction Corp., part of a consortium that won the project.
PHILIPPINE Airlines, Inc. (PAL) and Cebu Pacific showed significant improvements in their on-time performance (OTP) in July, two weeks after they signed signed pledges to improve with the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
THE procurement of palay, or unmilled rice, amounted to more than 5.4 million bags in the first half, exceeding the target by 16%, the National Food Authority said in a statement, as the agency concluded its first half-year focused only on domestic rice procurement.
THE Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) industry is expected to unseat the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector as the top office space occupier in Metro Manila by the end of the year, according to Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC).
THE Medical City (TMC) has voted what the institution called a “well-balanced” board of directors during its annual stockholders’ meeting, which was participated in by 93% of shareholders either physically or by proxy.
THE Agriculture department said Israel has agreed to assist the Philippines in a project that intends to promote the use of solar-powered irrigation.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said a prototype floating solar farm funded by the fisheries bureau will be built in Tawi-Tawi Province’s Sibutu Island.
A NEW GOVERNMENT department is needed to manage and conserve ocean resources, which is too big a job for the agriculture-focused agencies currently tasked with protecting the country’s seas, experts said.
THE NATIONAL Water Resources Board (NWRB) on Wednesday said it will maintain its water allocation to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage (MWSS) at 36 cubic meters per second (CMS) to help in first improving the water level in Angat Dam.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that the government is looking into liberalizing sugar imports because prices of the domestic product are uncompetitive.
SOMEONE ALREADY affiliated with the sector is likely to be appointed as the next Agriculture secretary, according to one of the President’s top economic managers.
A COCONUT products manufacturer is looking to raise up to P7.7 billion via an initial public offering (IPO) in October.
UPROOT Urban Farms, a social enterprise, said its aim is to improve the lives of low-income families through urban farming.
ANGAT DAM’S water level moved up to 158.64 meters after months of decline due to the enhanced southwest monsoon.